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Saturday, August 25, 2007

SBC Pastor John Killian Endorses Ron Paul

Last week at the 2008 Alabama Straw Poll sponsored by the West Alabama Republican Assembly, the Reverend John Killian, pastor of Maytown Baptist Church, offered his public endorsement of Republican Presidential Candidate, Ron Paul.

In addition to pastoring a growing SBC church in Birmingham, Alabama, Killian has a seemingly popular blog. C.B. Scott, one of the four SBC bloggers who met with Jimmy Carter several months ago, gives both Ron Paul and John Killian two-thumbs up:
I shall vote for Ron Paul in the primary. He is against the abortion of both babies and guns. My kind of guy.

Better than that, I believe John Killian should be the next president of the SBC. His church is one of the two growing SBC churches in West Birmingham. He is the genuine article. The last of a vanishing breed. The SBC needs him. You folks need to elect him in Indianapolis this coming June. No one owns him except Jesus and Jeanie.

During Killian's 15+ minute endorsement speech for Ron Paul, I noticed that he never addressed any hot-button social issues. No mention of abortion. No mention of gay marriage/homosexuality. And obviously, there was no mention of poverty. No mention of HIV/AIDS. No mention of the environment. Nada. Zilch.

Coming from a pastor, I found the absence of such pressing moral issues to be rather odd.

But here are a few lines from the Rev. John Killian's endorsement speech....
We want a sovereign nation not under the control of the United Nations but a free and sovereign nation. And if those are your principles today then your candidate is Ron Paul.....

It's a privilege to stand behind Congressman Ron Paul who has vever once voted to limit gun ownership on the hands of the people...that man is Ron Paul ......

If you think government is too big, then your candidate is Ron Paul.....

We have {Republican} candidates who are bragging about the fact that they supported Universal Health Care when they were Governor of their state. That's not Reagan Republicanism!.....

Someday I intend to die and like Dr. Ron Paul has said I have accepted Jesus Christ as my personal savior, I intend to go to heaven that day. And I wanna to see Patrick Henry,George Washington, and John C. Calhoun. And I'll say - "that which you fought for is that which we still stand for in this land."
John Killian might want to rub elbows with George Washington. But I'm not sure that George Washington the Deist would satisfy the fundamentalist litmus test for what constitutes a Christian? But anyways, watch at least the first minute or two of the Killian video. It's a hoot. The guy sure can holler.

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Blogger texasinafrica said...

Okay, but I find the fact that John C. Calhoun is a hero on par with Washington et al to be more disturbing than anything else about this particular endorsement. Yikes!

4:13 PM

Blogger Big Daddy Weave said...

Eh, a former Poli Sci professor of mine and colleague of my dad named Lee Cheek is THE John C. Calhoun scholar in academia right now.

Scary. Scary. Scary.

Before publishing on Calhoun, Cheek was a speech writer for Pat Buchanan. That's scary.

7:54 PM

Blogger Pastor Bob Cornwall said...

Now there is a reason to vote for a candidate -- from a Christian point of view -- he's against gun control. Now we know the real SBC agenda -- bless those guns!!

12:26 PM

Blogger CB Scott said...

Pastor Bob,

It really was and is God, Guts and Guns that give you the right to do what you do, but you don't think about that very much do you.

When you lay your head down tonight thank God for the hard men who stand watch while you and your family sleep.

I would never dare to say we live in a Christian nation. That is just not historically factual. But I will say that by the mercy of God, the guts of men who love liberty, and those same liberty loving men with a willingness to use the gun "made your bed" for you
tonight. So sleep well. Dream peaceful dreams and don't worry. Because if you get into trouble and any of us "ole" liberty lovin' boys are around, we will stand in harm's way for you......again.


7:41 PM

Blogger CB Scott said...

Big Daddy,

You know I changed my mind about Ron Paul. I did so after some research. You do believe a man can change his mind in this nation do you not?

I am praying that you do and I really mean that.


7:44 PM


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